‘White Lies’ Serialized Investigative Podcast Airing Feb. 2-March 15 on KRCU


A new seven-part radio series exploring one of the most significant unsolved murders of the Civil Rights era will be broadcast by KRCU Public Radio at Southeast Missouri State University on Sundays, Feb. 2-March 15.

“White Lies,” a serialized investigative podcast from National Public Radio’s (NPR) Investigations Team, tells the story of the unsolved murder of the Rev. James Reeb in Selma, Alabama, in 1965. Three men were tried and acquitted, but no one was ever held accountable. Fifty years later, two journalists from Alabama return to the city where it happened, expose the lies that kept the murder from being solved, and uncover a story about guilt and memory that says as much about America today as it does about the past.

Hosted by NPR Morning Edition’s Noel King and reported by Alabama journalists Andrew Beck Grace and Chip Brantley, “White Lies” dispels the myths and mistruths that have grown up around the story for the past five decades.

The series lineup will be as follows:

Feb. 2, 3 p.m.: The Murder of The Rev. James Reeb

Feb. 9, 3 p.m.: The Who and The What

Feb. 16, 3 p.m.: The Counternarrative

Feb. 23, 3 p.m.: The Sphinx of Washington Street

March 1, 3 p.m.: The X on the Map

March 8, 3 p.m.: Learn Not to Hear It

March 15, 3 p.m.: A Dangerous Kind of Self-Delusion

For more information about the “White Lies” series, including an interactive visual narrative of the story, visit https://apps.npr.org/white-lies/.

KRCU is a National Public Radio member station and is located on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University and broadcasts on 90.9 FM, KRCU in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and 88.9 FM, KSEF in Ste. Genevieve and Farmington, Missouri. KRCU can be heard anywhere in the world at www.krcu.org.